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a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

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Wave Without A Shore

It’s a work in progress but everything should work now


Her name is Finity.

She's FINALLy gotten to where she will sit still. Sometimes she'll doze off and be quiet for about 15 minutes on end. She has a mouth like you wouldn't believe. Tanner has fallen silent in awe. Tanner hissed at first. But we made a breakthrough the morning we let the...


She. We've gotten desperate with Tanner, who has maintained a state of screaming (thank goodness few blows landed) war with Sei and Shu. And any time we go into the kitchen we get Tanner howling on the stairs. If Jane moves at night---he hears, and starts howling....

Winter prep

Scott was kind enough to come over and help us blow the drip-line system out for the winter: we never have had to do that, since our old sprinkler system was below ground. It takes a compressor and a connector to the lines at the water source. I shut down and drained...

Winter is upon us. Hard Freeze Warning; a dusting of snow…

Which means I had to go out and stop the pond pump that sits on the bottom, so water can start layering (warm water on the bottom, earth-warmth, 3 feet down from the to-be-frozen surface. I've sent for another heater, the floating sort, to keep the koi's airhole open....

Milestone in rehab…

Jane and I got to figuring that neither one of us have walked much more than the length of the house or the circuit of the garden path since before last November. Except one foray when we visited Patty, and may have walked 2 city blocks, but were pretty done in. The...

Belated Birthday Cruise

The annual cruise on lake Coeur d'Alene came off last night. Ourselves, Scott and Andrea, Tim and Cheryl, Patty and Ann and Ann's husband Richard all took the dinner cruise out onto the lake, and a very good time was had by all, celebrating Jane's successful hospital...

Back from Seattle, and Jane is doing fine…

We hadn't mentioned it because we didn't want a buzz going on, but Jane had been having trouble with irregular heartbeat, and after 2 bouts with a Holter monitor and visits to a cardiologist, plus an angiogram, we were shunted over to a second cardiologist with a...

Got a chance to see our friend Patty Briggs (Patricia) and Ann

We finally managed to get down to Tricities (Pasco, Kennewick, Richland) on the Columbia and visit Patty, who breeds (besides books) show horses. She has 8 babies. And they're wonderful. Hand-tamed, so they're willing to be petted, if a little shy. And so tempting I...

So I’m out there at the pond with a canister of coyote urine….

a. I'm vexed that it came without a shaker top. And it's---um---wet. Looks like wet sand. b. So I'm after spreading it wherever our nightly deaf raccoon uses as his pond-approach. [Deaf: he seems the only raccoon able to ignore the sonic deterrent. And he likes to go...

Tanner off to the vet for a dental issue… would be wonderful, now that it is fixed, if it calmed his opera-on-the-stairs routine, but we have small hope. The good news is, he is otherwise in good shape. Sympathies for those of you in heat-stress. We've been cool up here, but I have the feeling nature...


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